Sun JRE Java Deployment Toolkit command execution

jre-toolkit-command-execution (57615) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Sun JRE could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system, caused by the improper validation of input by the launch() method in the Java Deployment Toolkit ActiveX control and NPAPI plugin. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web page, an attacker could pass arbitrary command line arguments to javaws to download and execute a malicious JAR file placed on a network share.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 9.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 7.3
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to the Java SE 6 Update 20 Release Notes for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • Java SE 6 Update Release Notes: Changes in 1.6.0_20 (6u20).
  • Offensive Security Exploit Database [04-09-2010]: Java Deployment Toolkit Performs Insufficient Validation of Parameters .
  • Offensive Security Exploit Database [04-09-2010]: JAVA Web Start Arbitrary command-line injection .
  • CVE-2010-1423: Argument injection vulnerability in the URI handler in (a) Java NPAPI plugin and (b) Java Deployment Toolkit in Java 6 Update 10, 19, and other versions, when running on Windows and possibly on Linux, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via the (1) -J or (2) -XXaltjvm argument to javaws.exe, which is processed by the launch method. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.
  • OSVDB ID: 63648: Oracle Java SE / JRE javaw.exe JAR File Handling Arbitrary Code Execution
  • SA39260: Sun Java Deployment Toolkit Argument Injection Vulnerability
  • SECTRACK ID: 1023840: Sun JRE Java Deployment Toolkit Lets Remote Users Inject Arbitrary Commands
  • US-CERT VU#886582: Java Deployment Toolkit insufficient argument validation

Platforms Affected:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Sun JDK 1.6.0 Update9
  • Sun JRE 1.6.0 Update9

Reported:

Apr 09, 2010

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